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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 2019

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Part of Michelangelo's "David" once maliciously broken with a hammer
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Ries. Saturday freshness: 5%
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© 2019, The New York Times6/8/19 ( No. 25,414 )
Across
1
Tech's character set : ASCII
6
City on a gulf of the same name : ADEN
10
Blow : MUFF
14
Tip, say : THANK
15
___ war (conflict unlikely to hurt anyone) : NERF
16
Letters on a crucifix : INRI
17
Oxymoronic break : WORKINGVACATION
20
Love lines? : ODE
21
Passes (out) : DOLES
22
It's a gas : OZONE
23
Had more than one could handle : ODED
25
Sleepy still? : CEL
26
Brief flashes : GLINTS
27
Slacker's opposite : DYNAMO
29
Stick in the dugout : OAR
31
Abbr. after U.S.M.C., maybe : RET
32
Was patronizing, in a way : MANSPLAINED
36
Room backstage at a playhouse : COSTUMESHOP
37
Step-by-step instructions? : DANCELESSON
38
Bit of fudge? : FIB
39
Pleasant forecast : SUN
40
Palynologists study them : SPORES
44
Bit of fishing equipment : EELPOT
47
Part of Michelangelo's "David" once maliciously broken with a hammer : TOE
49
Send a revealing image, say : SEXT
50
Stock holding : STEER
51
Green film character : SHREK
53
Chance to take stock, for short : IPO
54
Coinage of 2000 : SACAGAWEADOLLAR
57
Risk territory bordering Ukraine and Afghanistan : URAL
58
Quash : HALT
59
Star of "North Dallas Forty," 1979 : NOLTE
60
Public firing? : PYRE
61
Having the resources : ABLE
62
Wide gap : ABYSS
Down
1
"The Handmaid's Tale" novelist : ATWOOD
2
Poorly crafted : SHODDY
3
Proceed wildly : CAREEN
4
Newspaper coverage : INK
5
"Just playing" : IKID
6
Cinematographer's consideration : ANGLE
7
Long gestation for a film, informally : DEVELOPMENTHELL
8
They often start with elections : ERAS
9
Rams home, for short : NFC
10
Actress/singer Gaynor : MITZI
11
Local leader : UNIONREP
12
Led : FRONTED
13
Descriptor for a police force : FINEST
18
Plea bargain component : NOCONTEST
19
Sister company of Yahoo : AOL
24
One of the Wayans brothers : DAMON
26
Nursery bagful : GRASSSEED
28
Foreign language dictionary abbr. : MASC
30
Porters may be found near them : ALES
33
___ Sea, body of water between Borneo and the Philippines : SULU
34
Rabbit's favorite chain restaurant? : IHOP
35
List from an etiquette expert : NONOS
36
Symbol of San Francisco : CABLECAR
37
Like some laws : DIETARY
38
Finally admit, say : FESSUP
41
Ignatius J. ___, protagonist in "A Confederacy of Dunces" : REILLY
42
Many Lost Generation poets, briefly : EXPATS
43
Puts away : STORES
45
Norman Vincent ___, best-selling motivational writer : PEALE
46
Web address ender : ORG
48
Keynote : ORATE
51
Tar : SWAB
52
High-quality coffee variety : KONA
55
___ moment : AHA
56
Easy pitch : LOB

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